Carson Fulmer, a 15th-Round Major League Pick, Sticks With His College Commitment at Vandy
Tue. July 03, 2012 at 10:34 p.m. | By Solange Reyner
All Saints Carson Fulmer signed with Vanderbilt University for baseball Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. (Photo by George Aycrigg / News Chief)
By SOLANGE REYNER
Carson Fulmer, a 15th-round pick in the Major League Baseball Draft this year, has opted to stick with his college commitment.
The right handed pitcher who has a fastball that tops out at 95 mph will leave for Vanderbilt University on Saturday, he said Wednesday.
"I really wanted to get drafted this year, go a little higher but it didn't work out that way," Fulmer said. "In the end my heart told me to stay committed to Vanderbilt. I felt like it was the right place for me."
Fulmer's agent was in talks with the Boston Red Sox, the team that drafted him, until about a week ago.
Fulmer, who led Florida in strikeouts with 161, led All Saints Academy to the state tournament, where his team lost in the semifinals.
"He's ready to get up there and get started," his high school coach, Rick Moser, said Tuesday. "He's really excited about the opportunity and he's leaving Saturday so he can get a head start on classes."